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“19th-Century Trading” living history program
April 29, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
One event on April 30, 2022 at 10 a.m.
On April 29 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fort Gibson Historic Site will hold a living history program about 19th-century trading. This program will provide an interpretation of trade that occurred among the American Indian nations and other settlers in the area.
When Fort Gibson was established in 1824, it was the westernmost military outpost of its day. With 300–500 hundred troops stationed there, the fort was a supply point and bustling center for the trade activity of settlers, fur traders, and Indian Territory nations due to its location along the old Texas Road and the steamboat traffic that passed nearby on the Arkansas River.
This program is free with paid admission, which can be purchased at the commissary located at 907 N. Garrison Ave. or at the office located within the palisade grounds. Call 918-478-4088 for more information. Fort Gibson Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark.